I have a love/hate relationship with makeup. I love how it can enhance your natural beauty and make you feel great, but I don’t always love the price tag. High end makeup has this way of making you feel like it’s okay to blow half a pay cheque on a tube of mascara and bottle of primer. And although from time to time I think it’s totally fine to treat yourself and splurge, I’ve found a number of drugstore dupes for high end products that do the job!
The best makeup dupes don’t seem like makeup dupes at all. You can tell the difference between cheap makeup and affordable makeup, and affordable makeup can make you look just as amazing as the expensive stuff! As long as you do some research and find the right products, you can have high quality makeup at really great prices, and no one will be able to tell the difference!
From mascara dupes to primer dupes, foundation dupes and more, check out the best drugstore dupes for high end products!
MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara vs. L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Lengthening Mascara
While MAC is known as one of the go-to high end beauty brands, you can get the same length and definition with L’Oreal’s Double Extend mascara. For a fraction of the price, you can get up to 80% longer, nourished lashes. With a basecoat and ultra-lengthening topcoat, you get long-lasting mascara with an eye-popping effect.
CoverGirl LashBlast is my absolute favorite mascara, and it’s such a steal! My lashes always look long and voluminous, and it never smears. It spaces out your lashes so they look defined and lush. It’s the perfect mascara to wear from day to night!
Since foundation is applied all over your face, it’s important that the one you use is very good quality. But that doesn’t mean it has to cost an arm and a leg. Revlon’s PhotoReady foundation provides a poreless, airbrushed look, with a lightweight formula. It will give you medium to full coverage and holds up throughout the day. The formula is great for oily, acne prone skin.
Neutrogena also has an awesome nourishing foundation. It’s lightweight, yet provides great coverage, and helps smooth out imperfections. It’s blended with antioxidants, vitamins and light diffusing powders so your skin becomes softer with wear.
If you’re not careful, lipstick is something that can definitely look cheap. The last thing you want is for your lipstick to dry out your lips or wear off easily. This NYX lipstick goes on smooth and matte, and it stays in place. It won’t come off when you eat or drink, and it’s highly pigmented to give you the perfect color.
The creamy liquid base of the Maybelline lipstick will make your lips soft and touchable for a very affordable price. It’s one of the best beauty dupes, seeing as it has so much pigmentation that leaves gorgeous, vivid colour. Your lips are sure to stand out, and with the velvety matte finish, they’ll feel amazing all day!
Some of the best beauty dupes come in the form of primers! A good primer is essential if you want your makeup to last all day, but you don’t have to break the bank to find one that works. The Hard Candy primer formula is light-weight and reduces shine so you can go all day without worrying about your makeup. It helps your makeup go on smoothly and doesn’t clog your pores, and really, what more could you ask for?
If you’re looking for a primer that helps blur your pores, go for one that doesn’t come with a hefty price tag. With Maybelline’s Pore Eraser Primer, your skin will be left with a smooth matte finish, a perfect canvas for your makeup. It’s lightweight and breathable so you don’t have to worry about it clogging your pores and you can use it even if you have sensitive skin!
When it comes to high end makeup dupes, there are some eyeshadows that never disappoint. This affordable eyeshadow palette by Rimmel boasts quality shadows at a fraction of the price. The blendable formula allows you to contour your eyes with 12 different shades. It’s high shimmer and ultra smooth for any look you want!
The NYC eye shadow palette provides rich color and lasts all day long. You get a primer, 4 pressed powders, and an illuminator all in one kit. The colours have been coordinated to enhance all eye colours and you can customize your look as you see fit!
Blush is one of the best ways to give your face a healthy glow, and the Physicians Formula blush consists of the perfect combinations of colour to help you contour and accentuate your cheeks. You’ll get a healthy pop of colour with a satin finish, so your skin will look and feel great!
Milani blush will give you rosy looking cheeks all day. It contours and highlights with shimmery shades and it’s silky soft on the skin. With a natural finish, you’ll be glowing from morning to night, and it will look pretty on your makeup table too!
These are some of the best makeup dupes around. The next time you want to look great on a budget, make these your go-to beauty products!
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